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 for Flame
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flame \Flame\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Flaming.] [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also,
     flamer. See Flame, n.]
     1. To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from
        bodies in combustion; to blaze.
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              The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing
              would make it flame again.            --Shak.
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     2. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of
        passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
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              He flamed with indignation.           --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flame \Flame\ (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF.
     flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr.
     flagrare to burn. See Flagrant, and cf. Flamneau,
     Flamingo.]
     1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;
        darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
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     2. Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm;
        glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger. "In a
        flame of zeal severe." --Milton.
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              Where flames refin'd in breasts seraphic glow.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Smit with the love of sister arts we came,
              And met congenial, mingling flame with flame.
                                                    --Pope.
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     3. Ardor of affection; the passion of love. --Coleridge.
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     4. A person beloved; a sweetheart. --Thackeray.
  
     Syn: Blaze; brightness; ardor. See Blaze.
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     Flame bridge, a bridge wall. See Bridge, n., 5.
  
     Flame color, brilliant orange or yellow. --B. Jonson.
  
     Flame engine, an early name for the gas engine.
  
     Flame manometer, an instrument, invented by Koenig, to
        obtain graphic representation of the action of the human
        vocal organs. See Manometer.
  
     Flame reaction (Chem.), a method of testing for the
        presence of certain elements by the characteristic color
        imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow,
        potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green,
        etc. Cf. Spectrum analysis, under Spectrum.
  
     Flame tree (Bot.), a tree with showy scarlet flowers, as
        the Rhododendron arboreum in India, and the
        Brachychiton acerifolium of Australia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flame \Flame\, v. t.
     To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
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           And flamed with zeal of vengeance inwardly. --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flame
      n 1: the process of combustion of inflammable materials
           producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one
           of our ancestors' first discoveries" [syn: fire, flame,
           flaming]
      v 1: shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the
           massive bombardment" [syn: flare, flame]
      2: be in flames or aflame; "The sky seemed to flame in the
         Hawaiian sunset"
      3: criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium; "the
         person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  261 Moby Thesaurus words for "flame":
     Amor, Casanova, Christian love, Don Juan, Eros, Lothario,
     Platonic love, Romeo, admiration, adoration, affection, agape,
     amoroso, ardency, ardor, attachment, baby, backfire, bake,
     balefire, be bright, be in heat, beacon, beacon fire, beam, beau,
     bedazzle, beloved, blare, blaze, blaze of light, blaze up, blind,
     blister, bloom, blush, bodily love, boil, bonfire, boyfriend,
     brand, broil, brotherly love, burn, burn in, burn off,
     burning ghat, burst into flame, caballero, campfire, candle,
     caritas, cast, catch, catch fire, catch on fire, cauterize,
     cavalier, cavaliere servente, char, charity, cheerful fire, choke,
     coal, color, color up, combust, combustion, conflagration,
     conjugal love, cook, corposant, coruscate, cozy fire, crack,
     crackling fire, crematory, crimson, cupel, darling, daze, dazzle,
     dear, death fire, desire, devotion, diffuse light, eagerness,
     electric light bulb, enthusiasm, esquire, facula, faithful love,
     fancy, fellow, fen fire, fervor, feverishness, fire, flame up,
     flare, flare up, flash, flashing point, flicker, flickering flame,
     flush, fondness, forest fire, found, fox fire, free love,
     free-lovism, fry, fulgurate, funeral pyre, gallant, gasp, gigolo,
     give light, glance, glare, gleam, gleam of light, glim, glint,
     glow, grow red, heart, heartthrob, hero worship, honey, idolatry,
     idolism, idolization, ignis fatuus, ignite, ignition, illuminant,
     illuminator, inamorata, inamorato, incandesce, incandescent body,
     ingle, intensity, kindle, lady-killer, ladylove, lambent flame,
     lamp, lantern, lasciviousness, libido, light, light bulb,
     light source, like, liking, love, love-maker, lovemaking, lover,
     luminant, luminary, luster, man, mantle, married love, marshfire,
     match, moon, necker, old man, open fire, oxidate, oxidize, pant,
     parch, passion, petter, philanderer, physical love, popular regard,
     popularity, prairie fire, pyre, pyrolyze, radiate, radiate heat,
     raging fire, redden, regard, roast, scald, scorch, sea of flames,
     sear, seducer, seethe, send out rays, sentiment, sex, sexual love,
     sheet of fire, sheik, shimmer with heat, shine, shine brightly,
     shoot, shoot out rays, signal beacon, simmer, singe, smolder,
     smother, smudge fire, solar flare, solar prominence, solder,
     source of light, spark, spiritual love, squire, stars, steady,
     steam, stew, stifle, suffocate, sugar daddy, sun, swain, sweat,
     sweetheart, sweetie, swelter, swinge, take, taper, tender feeling,
     tender passion, three-alarm fire, toast, torch, torrefy, truelove,
     turn red, turtledove, two-alarm fire, uxoriousness, vesicate,
     vulcanize, warmth, watch fire, wildfire, witch fire, worship,
     yearning, young man, zeal
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  FLAME
         FLexible API for Module-based Environments (RL, API)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  flame
  
  
      [at MIT, orig. from the phrase flaming asshole]
  
      1. vi. To post an email message intended to insult and provoke.
  
      2. vi. To speak incessantly and/or rabidly on some relatively uninteresting
      subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude.
  
      3. vt. Either of senses 1 or 2, directed with hostility at a particular
      person or people.
  
      4. n. An instance of flaming. When a discussion degenerates into useless
      controversy, one might tell the participants ?Now you're just flaming? or ?
      Stop all that flamage!? to try to get them to cool down (so to speak).
  
      The term may have been independently invented at several different places.
      It has been reported from MIT, Carleton College and RPI (among many other
      places) from as far back as 1969, and from the University of Virginia in
      the early 1960s.
  
      It is possible that the hackish sense of ?flame? is much older than that.
      The poet Chaucer was also what passed for a wizard hacker in his time; he
      wrote a treatise on the astrolabe, the most advanced computing device of
      the day. In Chaucer's Troilus and Cressida, Cressida laments her inability
      to grasp the proof of a particular mathematical theorem; her uncle Pandarus
      then observes that it's called ?the fleminge of wrecches.? This phrase
      seems to have been intended in context as ?that which puts the wretches to
      flight? but was probably just as ambiguous in Middle English as ?the
      flaming of wretches? would be today. One suspects that Chaucer would feel
      right at home on Usenet.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  flame
  flamage
  flaming
  
      To rant, to speak or write incessantly and/or
     rabidly on some relatively uninteresting subject or with a
     patently ridiculous attitude or with hostility toward a
     particular person or group of people.  "Flame" is used as a
     verb ("Don't flame me for this, but..."), a flame is a single
     flaming message, and "flamage" /flay'm*j/ the content.
  
     Flamage may occur in any medium (e.g. spoken, electronic
     mail, Usenet news, web).  Sometimes a flame
     will be delimited in text by marks such as "...".
  
     The term was probably independently invented at several
     different places.
  
     Mark L. Levinson says, "When I joined the Harvard student
     radio station (WHRB) in 1966, the terms flame and flamer were
     already well established there to refer to impolite ranting
     and to those who performed it.  Communication among the
     students who worked at the station was by means of what today
     you might call a paper-based Usenet group.  Everyone wrote
     comments to one another in a large ledger.  Documentary
     evidence for the early use of flame/flamer is probably still
     there for anyone fanatical enough to research it."
  
     It is reported that "flaming" was in use to mean something
     like "interminably drawn-out semi-serious discussions"
     (late-night bull sessions) at Carleton College during
     1968-1971.
  
     Usenetter Marc Ramsey, who was at WPI from 1972 to 1976,
     says: "I am 99% certain that the use of "flame" originated at
     WPI.  Those who made a nuisance of themselves insisting that
     they needed to use a TTY for "real work" came to be known as
     "flaming asshole lusers".  Other particularly annoying people
     became "flaming asshole ravers", which shortened to "flaming
     ravers", and ultimately "flamers".  I remember someone picking
     up on the Human Torch pun, but I don't think "flame on/off"
     was ever much used at WPI."  See also asbestos.
  
     It is possible that the hackish sense of "flame" is much older
     than that.  The poet Chaucer was also what passed for a wizard
     hacker in his time; he wrote a treatise on the astrolabe, the
     most advanced computing device of the day.  In Chaucer's
     "Troilus and Cressida", Cressida laments her inability to
     grasp the proof of a particular mathematical theorem; her
     uncle Pandarus then observes that it's called "the fleminge of
     wrecches."  This phrase seems to have been intended in context
     as "that which puts the wretches to flight" but was probably
     just as ambiguous in Middle English as "the flaming of
     wretches" would be today.  One suspects that Chaucer would
     feel right at home on Usenet.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2001-03-11)
  

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